Cooke Aquaculture is ramping up the use of feed barges at its farms in Canada and Scotland in a bid to lower industry costs and improve on industry sustainability practices.
The Canadian company has installed nine Steinsvik feeding systems in its global operations with another 12 scheduled for delivery in 2017 and 2018, communications manager Chuck Brown told Undercurrent News said during a site visit to a newly installed barge near Deer Island in Canada’s New Brunswick province.
“Large feed deliveries and efficient storage and distribution to the fish mean less fuel used, lower delivery costs, and a reduction in our overall carbon footprint,” Brown said during a visit to the farm. “The technology and software employed in these feeding systems help us improve feeding, and give us greater control over feeding through the collection of metrics.”
Source: Undercurrent News // Original Article